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Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS) and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD)
Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified was the most commonly diagnosed Dissociative Disorder in the DSM-IV diagnostic manual. DDNOS is a complex dissociative disorder which includes many different groups of dissociative symptoms. The most common presentations of DDNOS are numbered, for example DDNOS1, DDNOS2, etc. The DSM-5 changed the name of DDNOS to Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD); DDNOS-1 was renamed to OSDD-1.
DDNOS-1 and Other Specified Dissociative Disorder
DDNOS1 and Dissociative Identity Disorder differences explained and DSM-5 changes to DID.
Information taken from DSM-5 (APA, 2013) and Dissociative Disorders: The DSM-V and beyond (2011).
DDNOS-1 is the most common form of DDNOS, and can be thought of as “partial DID”.  The improved wording of the Dissociative Identity Disorder criteria in the DSM-5 will help those incorrectly diagnosed as DDNOS, for instance because of not obviously switching to…
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